I saw the editorial lamenting the lack of incivility. I also saw the only comment from AmericaFirst, one of the usual culprits of ugly comments 

You have the power to require people use their real names when they comment; please use that power. It's easy to do.Tell readers the new rule; erase your register of commenters; and when folks register (again), allow only those who use their real names. 

You are not curtailing free speech; people can still write what they want. The difference is they must own their remarks. 

 

Alice Shelman 

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ccw

Require real name and automatic callback phone verification of e-mail address registering with Prince William Times web site. Use whatever screen name you want for article comments. Both parties agree to strict confidentiality with the only exceptions via court ordered law enforcement etc.

JosephGeorge4Neabsco

Never going to happen. The tag of “free speech” continues with “without fear of consequences or accountability” for many.

OBLUE

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ed1

Be nice if some would although I think I've figured out your secret identity :) I don't think it matters too much. They can be brave and wrong behind a pseudonym but I know them for what they are.

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